Thomas University’s first STEMTastic camp a success
From June 9 through 13, a group of 32 Thomasville and Thomas County rising sixth-graders learned all about the Science of Flight during the first Camp STEMTastic at Thomas University. Each camp participant was nominated by a teacher based on his/her attitude and aptitude in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Each participant paid a $25 fee with the remaining costs paid through donations from TU and the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation. Every day campers participated in different activities related to flight.
Camp STEMTastic began on Monday, June 9, with a trip to Tall Timbers, where participants learned about the features of birds that enable them to fly, including specially designed feathers.
Camp STEMTastic participants learned about the principles behind archery and even got hands-on lessons in how to shoot a bow and arrow on Tuesday, June 10.
Camp STEMtatics participants learned about how human flight is possible on Wednesday, June 11. During the day campers used balsa wood stunt planes to investigate human flight. They also visited the Thomasville Municipal Airport, where they were able to view the Flowers Industries’ private jet up close. On Thursday camp participants studied space flight and launched rockets at the Challenger Learning Center. On Friday they looked at the world from the vantage point of a bird when they challenged themselves on the Tree to Tree Adventure at the Tallahassee Museum. For more information about Camp STEMTastic, contact April Penton at firstname.lastname@example.org.